RIVEREDGE PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE

IT'S ABOUT THE ADVENTURE.

Your internship office? 379 acres of Wild Wisconsin.

Riveredge is more than a nature center. Its legacy as a pioneer in the areas of land restoration, research, and inquiry-based education throughout Wisconsin serve as strong foundation to its future initiatives. Today, Riveredge is redefining the role of the nature center in the community by empowering and supporting communities to live in harmony with their natural environment in a way that encourages exploration, adventure, and fun.

Our Practicum Experience allows high school and college students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Through hands-on learning they will experience what it means to be a Riveredge “Kid”.

“My internship at Riveredge was more that just a summer job, but a great adventure that I believe will help steer me in a more refined focus for my career.  I not only obtained a more in depth comprehension about the natural world but a greater insight on how to develop an experiment and problem solve on my own.”

Jimmy Budiac

UW-Stevens Point

“My summer internship experience at Riveredge Nature Center was a highly positive and educational; one that I would recommend to other undergraduate students, any day.  I felt this summer’s opportunity really strengthened my abilities as an undergraduate and has helped me to feel even more prepared to begin a graduate program after graduation.”

Anastasia Wolf-Flasch

UW-Stevens Point

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION INTERNSHIPS

Riveredge has a 30-year history of environmental research conducted on our 379 acres of restored land. Interns and fellows will work on planning and executing research of their choice or continuing work of ongoing research studies. Students will analyze the collected data and share their results through educational outreach efforts. Participation in land restoration and preservation efforts, along with a dedicated group of land management volunteers, will augment experiences.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIPS

True inquiry-based education is the hallmark of Riveredge. From the first efforts of educating adults and youth, guiding and inspiring natural curiosity in all learners has been at the forefront – even above factual knowledge transmission. This unique style of education, interwoven deeply within Riveredge’s entire curriculum, is a model for all students of education. Interns and fellows will work with environmental education school programs, Riveredge summer camp programs, adult natural history programs, and youth and family programs. Students will explore creative methods of engaging today’s youth, adults, and families with the natural world.

WHAT WILL YOU GET OUT OF A RIVEREDGE PRACTICUM?

Hands-on work experience at an organization with 50 years of history.

Direct training and supervision from Riveredge staff.

Opportunities for networking and professional development.

Chances to work with and learn from the other Riveredge departments.

Did we mention we're super fun?

QUESTIONS? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

INTERN@RIVEREDGE.US

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